Friday, September 4, 2015

Emily Blunt Plunges Into the Drug War’s Morass in ‘Sicario’


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The actress plays an F.B.I. agent working with law-enforcement collaborators (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro) in battle with cartels in Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario.”

Review: In Chris Evans’s ‘Before We Go,’ a Chance Encounter With Staying Power


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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Mr. Evans’s directorial debut is a modest, briskly paced actors’ film about strangers who meet in Grand Central Terminal in the early-morning hours.

Review: In ‘Blind,’ Perception and Fantasy Converge in a Writer’s Mind


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A Norwegian woman who recently lost her sight struggles to keep in touch with the visual world in Eskil Vogt’s debut feature.

Review: ‘Dirty Weekend,’ Neil LaBute’s Tale of an Unexpected Layover


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Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve play colleagues stranded in Albuquerque who try to piece together what happened the last time one of them was there.

Review: ‘Dragon Blade’ Features Jackie Chan, Romans and a Lot of Mayhem


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This eyeball-popping extravaganza features Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody and lots of horse-riding extras.

Review: Different Thinking About Steve Jobs, the Man Behind Apple


By NICOLAS RAPOLD via NYT Movies
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Alex Gibney’s new documentary, subtitled “The Man in the Machine,” is a merciless anatomy of a complicated public character.

In ‘A Sinner in Mecca,’ a Gay Director Ponders His Sexuality and Islamic Faith


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In this documentary, Parvez Sharma considers the contradiction with his religion while on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

The Boy on the Beach


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The haunting photographs of Aylan Kurdi.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

“Ready To Go Outside” was uploaded to Flickr


January 2014 was sorta cold…
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Ready To Go Outside was taken on January 06, 2014 at 01:25PM

Who Gets to Play the Transgender Part?


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With Eddie Redmayne and Elle Fanning starring in fall films about gender transition, there is considerable debate about the casting of such roles with actors who are not transgender.

‘(T)error’ Focuses on Informant and Piques F.B.I.’s Interest


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Two documentarians have drawn government and critical attention for their film’s informant’s-eye view of terrorism.

Alexander Sokurov: Russia as Allegory for Art and Life


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The veteran director Alexander Sokurov raises questions about history and homeland in his new film, “Francofonia.’‘

At the Venice Film Festival, a Diverse Cinematic Pageant


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At this year's festival, which opens Wednesday, it's hard not to notice the diversity of the American offerings.

Dean Jones, Star of Disney’s ‘The Love Bug,’ Dies at 84


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Mr. Jones was an actor and singer who made his name in a string of popular Disney films in the 1960s and ’70s, notably as a racecar driver in the “Love Bug” franchise.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Propane-Fueled Endless Summer


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Warmer months might be waning, but your grilling season can keep right on going.

The Misanthropic Genius of Joy Williams


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The writer’s new story collection establishes her as one of the greatest chroniclers of humanity’s insignificance.

Review: ‘Creep,’ a Horror Film With the Look of Found Footage


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The actor and director Mark Duplass stars as a man seeking to leave a legacy for his unborn child.

The Politics of Distraction


By MARK LEIBOVICH via NYT Magazine
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In American political life, “shiny objects" has become a useful metaphor for the stories — and people — that divert us from the important questions.

Between Iraq and a Hawk Base


By ROBERT DRAPER via NYT Magazine
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G.O.P. presidential candidates struggle to craft a foreign policy that can please the gung-ho and win in 2016 — without overpromising military force.

Review: ‘The Black Panthers’ Captures a Militant Movement’s Soul and Swagger


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Stanley Nelson’s new documentary chronicles the organization’s rise and turbulent times.

Review: ‘A Walk in the Woods,’ With Robert Redford, Is a Scenic Trek Spoiled


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
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Mr. Redford stars with Nick Nolte in this film based on Bill Bryson’s 1998 chronicle of hiking the Appalachian Trail with an old friend.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

In ‘Black Mass,’ Whitey Bulger Acquires a Glimmer of Humanity


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In this film starring Johnny Depp as a coldblooded killer, Scott Cooper found that tinge by incorporating the death of Mr. Bulger’s young son.

Review: ‘Phantom,’ on the Trail of Mumbai Terrorists


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This revenge thriller by Kabir Khan stars Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif as secret agents in a film with city-wrecking action sequences.
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